MATCH 35 (ECS21.910) ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK) v AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (AUM) 1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST
AUK Last Five Matches: W NR W W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 65)
AUM Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 63)
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK)
Captain: Sujesh Appu
Wicketkeeper: Avinash Dileep
Projected Top Four: Samuel Stanislaus, Manoj Panicker, Basil George, Avinash Dileep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asif Sha, Justin Shaju
Spin Options: Samuel Stanislaus
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS Key Players:
Basil George, star all-rounder, powerhouse of AUK with the bat, has the ability to smash all around the park. Has scored 42 runs in two games so far.
Samuel Stanislaus, Knight's Mr Dependable, has been the leading run scorer for AUK in both the previous ECS editions. He can also roll his arm when needed. Top scorer for AUK racking up 88 in three innings including a 30-ball 51* vs Gozo.
Sujesh Appu, AUK skipper, has bowled brilliantly so far sticking to tight line and lengths. He has conceded at just 4.50 rpo and has been rewarded with a couple of wickets.
Nithin Babu, right arm pacer, joint top wicket taker for AUK scalping THREE wickets at an economy rate of just 3.75.
Justin Shaju, another valuable all-rounder, can swing the ball around at a decent pace and score handy runs down the order. Joint leading wicket taker for AUK picking up THREE wickets.
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (AUM)
Captain: Jit Patel
Wicketkeeper: Darshit Patankar
Projected Top Four: Darshit Patankar, Abhishek Prajapati, Jassi Singh, Saneesh Kumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jit Patel, Shubh Patel
Spin Options: Zoheb Malek, Abhishek Kuntala, Darshnik Gohil
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA Key Players:
Zoheb Malek, a valuable all-rounder, took AUM to a thrilling victory over MAR scoring a crucial 18 off 10 balls. He has scalped SIX wickets as well including best figures of 2-1 vs RST on Saturday.
Darshit Patankar, the wicket-keeper batter is the top scorer for AUM so far racking up 109 runs in five innings.
Varun Prasath, the left-hander featured for the victorious Super Kings at FanCode ECS Malta 2021. Second highest scorer for AUM amassing 108 runs in five innings. He is also the top wicket taker for AUM scalping EIGHT wickets.
Darshnik Gohil, left arm off-spinner, second highest wicket taker for AUM scalping SIX wickets in four games including a player of the match effort of 4-7.
Table toppers American University of Malta and Atlas UTC Knights lock horns in the second double header of day 9. AUM and AUK remain the only unbeaten sides in the tournament - which is likely to change, unless rain intervenes. AUK holds the edge over AUM winning two of the four previous encounters with one match being abandoned. That said, AUM are in tremendous form this series winning six straight games and might prove too hot for the Knights.
Last time they met: ECS21.447 | AUK 107 def AUM 73 (16 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: AUM to rack up a seventh win.
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